Offering a broad appeal to microbiologists, immunologists, and infectious disease specialists, this four volume encyclopedia covers all autoimmune, tropical, and infectious diseases. Emphasis will also be placed on genetics, physiology, metabolism, pathogenesis and applied microbiology. Under the leadership of some of the most world renowned names in the field, the encyclopedia will bring together an outstanding collection of contributions by top scientists in a variety of fields. Volumes 1-3: Diseases will be divided by the 11 main sections of the body, namely Integumentary, Skeletal, Respiratory, Digestive, Urinary, and Reproductive. For some of the autoimmune disease, more than one system will be involved but the delineation serves to broadly break down the diseases into systems. Volume 4 will cover the vaccines for said diseases and future prospects will be offered by leaders in industry and academia. Volume 4 will also be broken down into all the body systems, as in the other two volumes. For each vaccine, for each disease, and in each system the following will be included: * A list of the vaccines currently available along with a list of the companies that manufacture them * Molecular Immunology of the Vaccine * Type of Immunity involved in protection * Mode of Vaccination for each vaccine; repeated boosters and length of immunological memory * Commercial production of vaccines * Storage of vaccines * Standardization and Control of Vaccines * WHO programs and World-Wide Disease Eradication Programs based upon Vaccines.Vom Verlag:
Volume Allergic Diseases is a comprehensive, multi-authored reference work, offering a broad appeal to microbiologists, immunologists, and infectious disease specialists. The volume explores all aspects of allergic diseases, body systems and vaccines. Emphasis is placed on genetics, physiology, metabolism, pathogenesis, and applied microbiology. Under the leadership of some of the most world renowned names in the field, the encyclopedia brings together an outstanding collection of contributions by top scientists in a variety of fields.
The entries are listed alphabetically and provide full references.
The volume covers the following topics:
• Food Allergy and gastrointestinal Allergic Diseases
• Insect Allergy
• Allergy Diagnosis and Testing
• Allergy Treatment: Pharmacotherapy
• Asthma and Other Allergic Lower Respiratory Disease
• Biology of IgE, Mast Cells and Eosinophils
• Specific Allergens Causing Human Disease
• Atopic Dermatitis, Urticaria and Dermatologic Allergy
• Allergy Treatment: Immunotherapy, Immunomodulator Therapy and Allergen Avoidance
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